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of the solution. >> at reagan's camp, the defensive coordinator has a unique background that could help him figure out how to stop tom brady. >> rain, >> it the debate over gun control is drying heat from at least two people on capitol hill. the president kick off a campaign for universal background checks and the nra says the focus should be on shooters and other firearms. the group is pushing back against the universal background check. >> if you can get a record of the owners of guns, the government could sell them -- could force them to sell them back to the government. that is confiscation. a new wall street journal poll finds the nra has not lost support. key congressional democrats say a weapons ban will never pass congress. >> there has been no lack of activity on the radar screen. the observations that crumb level have not reported it precipitation around baltimore. that is the case that most of the precipitation we see on the radar, detecting the raindrops and snowflakes, all that dries up before it can reach the ground. you may have had light showers or sprinkles and sleep in extent, bu
-time boyfriend. well, she's admitted to police that she did indeed kill him. she's claiming it was self-defense. but today, explosive new tapes reminded the jury that that was not always her story. here's abc's ryan owens. >> if travis were here today, he would tell you that it wasn't me. r >> reporter: her web of lies untangles before our lies. >> i'm all for the ten commandments. thou shalt not kill. >> reporter: every detail shown to riveted jurors, who will decide if jodi arias should die for her crime. >> if i hurt travis, if i killed travis, i would beg for the death penalty. >> reporter: for the last three days, the prosecutor has played interrogation videos of arias from july of 2008. she's just been arrested for the brutal murder of alexander. >> i'm begging you to at least come clean and tell me why. >> i wish that i had answers. i'm sorry. >> reporter: he was found butchered in the somehhower of home. >> if i was trying to kill somebody, i would use gloves. i have plenty of them. >> reporter: the 30-year-old businessman and devout mormon had been stabbed 27 times. his throat slit so
articles as the chief crop executors defense her actions, we speak to aaron swartz's girlfriend, taren stinebrickner-kauffman and computer security consultant alex stamos who would have been the chief expert witness for the defense. then, tavis smiley on poverty. >> when people have no hope for the future, they have no power in the present, something must be done to save this democracy by doing something about this growing gap between the have got and the have-nots, the rich and the rest of us. we will keep pushing the president and talking about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition maga
was arraigned today at joint base lewis-mcchord, near seattle. outside court, defense lawyers said bales has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. questions swirled today around notre dame football star manti te'o. it came out wednesday that the story of his on-line girlfriend, who supposedly died of leukemia, was all a hoax, and that she never existed. the website deadspin.com broke the story, and said te'o may have been complicit in the ruse. the university said its investigation showed the middle linebacker was duped. athletic director jack swarbrick spoke last night. >> i want to stress as someone who has probably been engaged in this as anyone, in the past couple of weeks, that nothing about what i have learned has shaken my faith in manti te'o. one iota. >> sreenivasan: in his own statement, te'o said he was the victim of a sick joke. notre dame officials said the motive for the scam remains unclear. the international olympic committee stripped lance armstrong today of the bronze cycling medal he won in the 2000 summer games. the announcement came amid reports that armstr
-mcchord, near seattle. outside court, defense lawyers said bales has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. questions swirled today around notre dame football star manti te'o. it came out wednesday that the story of his on-line girlfriend, who supposedly died of leukemia, was all a hoax, and that she never existed. the website deadspin.com broke the story, and said te'o may have been complicit in the ruse. the university said its investigation showed the middle linebacker was duped. athletic director jack swarbrick spoke last night. >> i want to stress as someone who has probably been engaged in this as anyone, in the past couple of weeks, that nothing about what i have learned has shaken my faith in manti te'o. one iota. >> sreenivasan: in his own statement, te'o said he was the victim of a sick joke. notre dame officials said the motive for the scam remains unclear. the international olympic committee stripped lance armstrong today of the bronze cycling medal he won in the 2000 summer games. the announcement came amid reports that armstrong confessed to doping, in an interview w
it despite all the short-term problems. we have a aerospace and defense analyst at credit suisse. i'm hoping they're short term. you must really believe they're short term? >> i do. i think it is a short term issue. question whether we'll fly again in a few days or longer that on that. we're talking about batteris. assuming it is not part of the electrical system, and it is just the batteries i suspect boeing can fix this, identify the fix in a few weeks, perhaps a couple months and start to implement it, perhaps even be flying again before that fully happens. david:. robert, don't they have to come out with a big public relations push? there is nothing that will turn people off of a flight as quickly as any suggestion that flight might go down. i mean how do they combat the public perception this is a dangerous aircraft? >> i think that is the a very tear point. i've -- fair point. i've flown on the aircraft. we've seen situations like this in the past with many new entry aircraft. go back through boeing's history, airbus, perhaps a year or so ago, the a380, for example had issues. david: w
here with a trial by judge? a surprise turn has leopold and his two defense attorneys opted for a trial by judge, not jury. this follow as lengthy process where over 300 people filled out questionnaires and about 100 perspective jurors were interviewed in person. >> i have no knowledge of anything. >> reporter: leopold is accused of misusing his executive security. the indictment alleges officers lied lookout while he had section in a vehicle and while he stole campaign signs and that all of it was done on county time with county tax dollars. >> i don't think so. i think this would be a better understood trial than having the jurors there. >> reporter: he doesn't think a trial heard by a judge would weaken the outcome. leopold is charged with one count of fraud for misusing county dollars. judge dennis sweeney will determine his fate while leopold's peers return to a normal life. opening arguments are scheduled for 9 monday morning. >> a baltimore city teenager accused of impers nateing a police officer. >> the school refuses to tells details about the case is. we found out how the stud
,000, the lowest level since january of 2008. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta waded into the gun control debate in a question and answer session yesterday. team made no bones about his support for president obama's proposal and noted he helped with president clinton in 1994's ban on assault weapons and says he supports that ban as well as a strict rule on armor piercing bullets. in a hostage situation still ongoing at d.c.'s oil spill in nigeria details are sketchy but it is being reported algerian airstrikes kill 34 hostages in 14 of their al qaeda captives. the algerian army attempting to take control. be right back. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney pro
-boyfriend in self-defense. the prosecution says, she did it in a jealous rage. now the trial is far from over but in the state of arizona jurors can ask questions of different witnesses during the trial. and there are some questions that have come up that are raising some eyebrows about potentially the prosecution is being successful here. faith jenkins, former prosecutor. doug burns, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor join us now. interesting kind of twist to this case is these jurors can ask questions. some of the questions they asked of one of the lead investigators is, when interviewing mr. hemant lakhani's roommates did they show concerned for his extended absence? did you check into their alibis? did mr. alexander have anybody else in the house. they're asking a lot of questions about that, faith. what does it mean to you? >> i was stunned when i heard about juror questions yesterday. as a prosecutor you hear questions like this, you hope, you hope it is one juror, and this is not a unanimous pool of jurors and they want to know these things. because you can't help, the d
.s. secretary of defense. >>> also tonight, housing boom. big news numbers. and how more people are building smarter for the changing american family. >> hi! how are you? >>> strange twists, in the story of football powerhouseman tie te'o and the girlfriend who never was. >>> and wide awake. imagine waking up during surgery, feeling everything. you can't said a word. >> i was as awake as i am right now. it was terrifying. >> it happens to thousands of people. and tonight, there's a new way to make sure it never happens to you. >>> good evening. tonight, we begin with the american hostages taken captive by terrorists with links to al qaeda. it has been a day of chaos, details still pouring in about a deadly rescue operation, helicopters circling overhead and a frightening scene below. it happened in the north african nation of algeria and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz spent the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is a very fluid situation but reports we are getting tonight
's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his second. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to bring over his binder of women and hand it over to president obama which we've heard has had hostile environment in the white house. >> i think the bottom line is, he did fairly good job the first time, he hasn't delivered yet. he needs to. diversity at the highest level of government is going to deliver better results and better electoral and outcomes, what is he waiting for. >> i don't know where to begin quite frankly. because president obama ran one of the most divisive campaigns in recent memory. did he it to divide and conquer the electorate. he got over -- 55% of the women v
. traveling in london, defense secretary leon panetta said either seven or eight americans were taken in the original terrorist attack. mark phillips picks up the story. >> reporter: early today, what had been a hostage-take standoff at a massive natural gas plant in the algerian desert turned violent and bloody. algerian troops had surrounded the plant after a number of foreign workers-- some reports say more than 40-- were taken hostage by an islamic group calling itself the mass brigade, and claiming ties to al qaeda. security sources told us that when the prisoners were moved within the compound, algerian hipgunships opened fire. one irish hostage, steven mcfaul, recounted the ordeal to an arabic tv channel as it was happening. >> >> reporter: steven mcfaul's family were celebrating tonight. he along with an unknown number of other hostages managed to escape. his son, dillon, was overjoyed. >> i feel over the moon. i'm just really excited. i just can't wait for him to get home. >> reporter: at least one american, marx cobb, who had hidden in a meeting room, is known to have gotten
of chuck hagel to be defense secretary when influential new york senator chuck schumer gave it his blessing. yesterday the president forcefully and emotionally laid out his proposals to curb gun violence and challenged americans to confront the representatives and stand up to the nra. let's listen. >> ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> joining me is former rnc chair and machines contributor michael steele and democratic strategist bob shrum. shrummy, i have to start with you. it sounds like you got into the president's ear. i know you haven't that i know of, but he's starting to charge this campaign for the second term the way i think you like to run campaigns. go to the essential issues, fight them, get tough against your opponents. >> i think that's true. he had some historic achievements in first term but every time he reached out, he was rebuffed. he's been through a campaign. he believes he's won a mandate, and he
. >> the french have doubled the number of troops on the ground in mali. the defense minister of the country says there are 1400 soldiers trying to retake rebel- controlled towns. diabaly is 400 meters from the capital. french air strikes near diabaly have done little. chad has promised to send thousands of soldiers and hundreds of nigerian troops are expected to arrive. muhammed is in the capital with a report. what is the latest? >> elizabeth, we have been speaking with residents of diabaly. they say the rebels are still in control of the town. trenches have been dug on the outskirts and in the middle of the town, from where they are defending the town from malian troops supported by french ground forces. the residents have told us the rebels are impounding civilian cars, which they're using in the fight against the french and the rebels have been stopping people from fleeing the town, although some have escaped and have been talking about huge casualties. one woman said there have been huge casualties on the side of the malian forces and she saw fledmalian soldiers ias she the city. it is just
absurd defenses by the republicans, which i'll get to in a second. ana kasparian joins me here. first let's start with president obama's press conference today. let me show you what he said. >> obama: they are common sense measures. they have the support of the majority of the american people. yet, that doesn't mean that any of this will be easy to enact or implement. if it were we would already have universal background check. the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines would never have been allowed to expire. it will depend on congressional action. they need to bring it up for a vote, and the american people need to make sure that they do. >> cenk: well, president obama's proposals were strong today including a ban on new assault weapons limits on high capacity magazines, expanded background checks and tougher gun trafficking laws. anna, what else did he do? >> those are proposals and they do need to undergo congressional apowers. however he passed 23 executive actions. as he was signing those actions let's take a look at the video he did so with children behind him. this was
the board spending cuts, having defense, half in nondefense. republicans don't like it, democrats don't like it. that creates an opportunity. there's also the question of how long do you extend the debt limit. i think it would be incredibly foolish to renege on the debt of the united states. it would be enormous consequences. that is a losing proposition for everyone. but how long we extend the debt limit, that is open to negotiation. and between the two of how long you extend the debt limit, and number two, how you deal with the sequestered, gives you an opportunity for another attempt at a grand bargain. revenue and spending we strength, especially on the mandatory programs to get america back on track. we can do. we done much tougher things before. and this is our next opportunity to put america in a preeminent position in the world. if we solve this problem, there is nothing that can stop the united states from continuing to be the most important and dominant country in the world. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. senators conrad, senator gregg. we're going to open it up to q
and say to republicans, you want to reign in defense or control the growth of defense, too, i don't care what the purpose is, but if you're going to mention kids, remind us that they are our future. right now, to your point, charlie, they will be stuck paying some very, very big bills, but, again, it's one thing to convince people of your age, charlie, of that, and another to get the message across to just innocent little kids, but that is going to be a paramount issue because as steve pointed out, it's going to address kids still unborn, that the rate we're going, how do you tell people, charlie, that for generations yet to come, none of this is sustainable, the rate we're going. >> well, i think it's important to frame the argument in terms of morality. the president mentioned morality, that it's the moral thing to do to get gun control. is it moral to spend children's morn before they had a chance to vote. is it moral to spend social security trust fund if the money does not exist? frame a moral pretext rather than a mathematic one. young people might be able to relate to that. they w
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. it was expected to go into next week. when the defense surprised everybody and put no witnesses on the stand the judge said let's go to the closing arguments. those closing arguments, which began after 1:30 this afternoon lasted over an hour with each side making a passionate plea for their case to the jury. both sides focused heavily on a video that was recorded the day of the murder. in his closing argument to the jury [ no audio ] no audio ] adams told the jury the object in his handgun which he used to shoot her in the back of the head. the defense attorney said not true. the item was a cell phone. both sides told the jury richmond phillips was a liar and cheater. prosecution said he lied to cover up the climb. defense argued he was only covering up an extramarital affair. prosecutor wes adams reminded the jury his dna was found in the car containing the body of an 11-month-old. prosecutors believe he killed her when he could not convince her to drop a paternity suit. the two were due in court later that day. prosecutors believe he drove her to a nearby parking lot after shooting wright
. the defense official says with the number of potential hostage takers it would be an extremely dangerous assault mission. they are hoping there is some sort of diplomatic solution to the crisis. >> certainly a shock to many how quickly it happened. we have been trying to understand what happened and when these workers were seized on their way to work or what was happening. what can you tell us about the moment they were taken? and given the u.s. government was very quick to say in this case they believed this was an organized and preplanned attack. >> you're exactly right. here is what we know from the minister who says an oil field in southern algeria was attacked by militants. several hostages were taken there. this is an oil field about 40 miles from the border of libya. a group of westerners were on their way to the airport where they were attacked. alg alger security forces fired back. the militants retreated and there they took more hostages. although the group has claimed responsibility and said it did so out of retaliation for algeria allowing the french to use the air space for
. a defense official says with the number of hostages and potential hostage-takers there, it would be an extremely dangerous assault miss. they are all hoping there is some sort of diplomatic solution to this crisis. >> certainly a shock to many how quick it happened. as i know, we all have been trying to understand and when these workers were seized on their way to work on what exactly was happening. what can can you tell us about the moment they were taken? given as we just reported, the u.s. government was quick to say they believed this was an organized and preplanned attack. >> you are exactly right. here is what we know from algeria as interior minister. he says an oil field in southern algeria was attacked by militants. several hostages were taken there. this was about 40 miles from the border of libya. a group of westerners were on their way to the airport where they were attacked by another group of militants. algear january security forces with them fired back. the militants retreated back to this bp oil facility, sort of the main base. there, they took more hostages, bot
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positive. it says firms doing business in europe are those in the defense sector might delay hiring workers and that consumers may reduce spending. it's time to get a check on the markets now. let's take a look at the currency market. the dollar is trading above the mid 88 yen level. tokyo traders are seeing a halt in the yen's gain. this follows recent cautious remarks from cabinet ministers about a weak yen. the euro is higher against the yen. tokyo share prices are higher today. the nikkei average is at 106,872 106,872. market participants say the yen's pull back prompted investors to buy up export related issues. taking a look at other markets. south korea's kospi trading high up 1,979. in australia the benchmark is trading higher by three-fourths of a percent. the euro zone credit crisis is taking a heavy toll for passenger cars. car sales plunged to a 17 year low. new car saechles stood at 12 million units. it's the lowest since germany saw a decline of 3%. all u.s. european and japanese makers suffered declines. germany's volkswagen lost 1.6%. south korean makers were strong. kia mot
the reconciliation process, they wouldn't defend the defense of marriage act. the weakened welfare, and the c contraceptive mandate. is it all unconstitutional? >> yes, and i think there's a history of this arrogance because, you know, with regard to environmental extremism, cap and trade, he couldn't get cap and trade through congress and now he's trying to do it through regulatory fiat. so, there's a lot of precedent for this. but it's been a long battle that we've been losing gradually and even republican presidents have usurped their executive privilege to exert more than the constitution gave them. and monthskew wrote there can be liberty, you have separation of powers so the powers check and balance each other and i'm very concerned about this president. fdr had a little bit of this king complex also. we had to limit fdr finally because he served so many terms that i think he would have ruled in perpetuity. i'm very concerned about this president garnering so much power and arrogance, he thinks he can do whatever he wants. >> sean: and many democrats in the senate support you and obviou
. defense secretary leon panetta said the u.s. would take "all necessary steps" to deal with the attack and hostage taking. in syria, car bombers targeted the northern city of idlib today. state media said at least 22 people died. the opposition said it was 24-- most of them, government troops. the attacks came a day after two large explosions killed 87 people at the main university in aleppo. classes were suspended today. iraq witnessed its own string of bombings that killed at least 33 people. the city of kirkuk suffered the worst attack when a car bomber blew himself up outside the offices of a major kurdish party. 21 people were killed in that bombing and another nearby, and nearly 200 were wounded. a u.s. marine pleaded guilty today to urinating on the remains of dead taliban fighters in afghanistan. staff sergeant edward deptola submitted his plea at camp lejeune, north carolina. images of the incident surfaced last year, sparking an international furor and outrage in afghanistan. another marine pleaded guilty to similar charges last month. three others were given administrative p
moved on to the compound. defense secretary leon panetta tells abc2 news, the situation has been chaotic. >> americans ought to be assured that we will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this situation. >> reporter: intelligence officials believe this man is behind the attack, also known as mr. marl bro. the rogue al qaeda leader has made tens of millions in ransoms for kidnapping and smuggling. there are concerns other attacks may be in the works. >> we want to make sure any of our citizens and companies are reviewing their security practices. >> reporter: the state department says it has been in contact with the american hostages family. reporting from los angeles. >>> colorado movie theater where a gunman killed will be reopened today. aurora's mayor said the community survey showed overwhelming support for opening the theater. 2,000 tickets were sent to victims and their families but some are boycotting the event. >> the fact that we are being used as pawns by telling the public, well, look, the family members of this massacre came back and it's okay for them to come ba
there is enough dark thought of barack obama and the emerging tyranny. it was a large defense of the people against an overbearing and oppressive state. >> if you hear the rhetoric, they are talking about marble. they loved petitions. it shows them a majority want this. he even talked about the mandate. the mandate from the people to do whatever he wants to do. he has a mandate to act as president and not rewrite the constitution. >> you are frightened. >> absolutely. the government is responsible for some of the horrors of our history. >> americans flocked to gun stores to stock up. sales rising dramatically as the owners hope to preempt a possible ban. there are four times as many gun retailers as there are mcdonald's restaurants. in europe, we have accepted the idea that only the state and only the authorities should legitimately use violence. >> my response is that people in europe have been kowtowed to the point over the years that they don't know that they are missing all of these rights that we have over here. we have had that right for so long, it is ingrained in the american spirit
raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then h
the great council, criminal defense working side by side, then having them available to counsel you and for the c-span viewers who may not know why if you could elaborate and explain, as i've been able to understand it there were incentives for those that entered the job corps to be assigned prosecutors but they were to be stationed elsewhere and wasn't quite the rewards of a track that ended with flat officer for the senior judge and now you created that and it seems to me that both victim and the accused with falsely or rightly we want to have a system that convict someone on a fair manner that seems to me to be maybe the most important performance of the past few years, and my vision of what it takes to learn at a great larger side and you are a great lawyer and we may have been on the opposite side of an important case at one point, but cal -- what is the early result, and the other, how much do you think that will tell, can help, and what kind of patients do we need before we can see the effect of that solution? stat i appreciate your question and frankly you have done as good
of terrific defense. the solving of this problem -- let me see if i can get this clear for you. this is peter, right? what i was pointing out is that in california we have a responsibility to make sure that every weapon is transferred. i was a firearms license dealer for 25 years so i know what i am talking about. the result of that is -- you brought up the gun show loophole, which is important. people in other states can go and buy weapons in virginia, but it in the back of their car and take it across to pennsylvania. i was watching c-span earlier this morning. the mayor of philadelphia said they have guns were the criminals are renting guns they have bought in virginia. it is very important which has not been addressed, if you are going to register firearms, it has to be across the board. that means for people who are police officers, people who are bureaucrats, people who are elected officials -- anyone. you cannot have a two tiered system where half of the people that are just civilians have to abide by the laws and everybody else does not. one of the most important factors that each fir
need that? >> first and foremost, if you have never fired an ar-15, as a woman who also has self-defense, uses guns for self-defense and likes to know that i have that security they're a lot easier to fire than other rifles with the recoil. >> you think all women should be armed with ar-15s? >> my goodness, are you going to go off on a tangent every time i say one thing? come on, now, piers. stay with me. stay here with me. >> i'm trying to find out what you believe. >> i'm trying to explain it to you, but you keep putting words in my mouth every time try. so stop, let me finish and we'll get somewhere with this. an ar-15, honestly, it's just like any other rifle. i don't understand why some individuals can become so scared of this, because they think it's a scary looking weapon. it's not. this is not the military assault rifle that fully automatic or capable of select fire. >> it shot 17 americans in a movie heater in 90 seconds. it murdered a group of new york state firemen. >> there are pistols made by armalight. >> this particular weapon has been used in the last four mass shootings.
in chief trusts his secretary of defense, trusts his commanders. did you sense there was a deficit of trust between, say, you and the president early on? in afghanistan? >> if you think of any complex endeavor that you're a part of, and you're going to do it with a team of people, if you don't trust them at the outset, you're going to have to develop trust very quickly. >> and he never chose you in this case. do you think that's the issue? >> i think he was involved. i was chosen by secretary gates, and clearly approved by the president. so i wases his commander. i replaced general mckiran in june of 2010. i think, though, there are a number of things. i think people underestimate the difference between the cultures of the civilian culture and military culture. it's not an opposition. they are just different. so they use different words, different backgrounds. they have a different understanding sometimes of history. plus a new administration comes in, any new administration, doesn't matter which party. and they've got to form a team and they're trying to internally form a team and also try
think we need to take a strategic, somewhat defensive position to make sure that we don't lose that to the state's interest, valid as it is, to invest at the state level. the governor released his budget, which most of you know, just recently. it's pretty good for transportation. there are some projected adjustments, if will you in the state transit assistance, which is a key source of operating funds for this agency. we have confirmed with our cfo, despite of that fluctuation in that fund source, our budget is okay. fairly conserve estimate that allows for the fluctuation in that fund source. that fund source used to be a line item in the budget, but you recall a couple of years ago there was a gas tax swap, a complicated maneuver to ensure that transportation funds continued to flow. the result is that the state transit assistance is now based on the details sales tax receipts. that is a fluctuating amount of money and therefore we only rely on the projections over the course of the year. so far it looks pretty good. the other big news is that the state is looking pretty goo
together to figure out how to respond. >> out going defense secretary, leon pa nnetta stopped in rome d while there he asked the pope to pray for him. >>> two people are dead in central london this morning after a helicopter crashed right in the middle of the morning rush hour. scotland yard said the helicopter hit a construction crane in the fog and then burst into flames when it hit two cars below. >> there was a lot of people running about. yeah, it was carnage, it was manic at the time. so, i couldn't really, i didn't know what was going on, it was like something out of the movie. everyone was in shock running around. >> four other people on the ground at the time of the crash were hurt. metropolitan police say it does not appear to be an act of terrorism, but the cause is under investigation, the issue of the crane and fog comes into play. >> all right, talk about your tight fits. a woman spent more than four hours wedged between two buildings in portland. the woman was trapped in a space between the two walls until firefighters were able to free her. the incident began at 4:00 thi
. his defense team says the media cover of the stolen lamborghini threatens to poisethen jury -- poison the jury. the lamborghini belonged to guy fieri. >>> the school district will pay to settle an abuse. a teacher attacked a boy who has special needs, kicking him and cursing. the district will pay $950,000 over that episode. the teacher pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child abuse. >>> change is coming to the 405 area cold. which part of it? ktvu's rob roth is live in san francisco where a debate is underway. rob? >> reporter: the details still need ironing out but it appear as new area cold is coming to san francisco. >> operator. >> reporter: the dispatch center in san francisco gets hundreds of calls each day so the possibilities of having to change an area cold is not a popular one. >> no. no. i am scared. >> the california public utilities commission began holding meetings about adding a new area cold, a change that would effect san francisco. the problem says the california public utilities commission says all available prefixes will be used up in 2-1/2 years. >> when we run o
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